Tag Archive: Munich

Apr 24

Ecclestone smiles, jokes as bribery trial begins

“I’m confident, the sun is shining”

2011-06-09_0314 Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday showed he has not lost his sense of humour, despite the seriousness of his predicament. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

F1 ‘must’ look beyond Ecclestone era – Wolff

On the eve of a trial that could send Bernie Ecclestone to jail, formula one is having to look into its future.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 If convicted of bribery in Munich, the F1 chief executive could even be jailed. But if found guilty and not jailed, he would surely nonetheless fall foul of the sort of strict corporate compliance rules that groups like Mercedes parent Daimler adhere to. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Plea bargain could keep Ecclestone in charge

“I’m going into this trial to prove my innocence of what I’m being charged with”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Prosecutors dismiss Ecclestone ‘blackmail’ – report

F1 will “do our best” to run the sport while he is occupied in court

2012-11-15_0008 The pre-trial documents outlining the case against Bernie Ecclestone make no mention of the possibility he was blackmailed by Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Ecclestone admits bribe affair affecting F1 role

“We don’t have any changes planned at the moment” – CVC

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Bernie Ecclestone has hinted for the first time that he may need to voluntarily step back from running formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Clouds still gathering over Ecclestone’s reign

“Constantin will be appealing those findings”

A German media company will appeal the verdict in Bernie Ecclestone’s London civil case amid the F1 bribery scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Ecclestone tips bribery trial to end

“Bet you it doesn’t happen”

2012-11-15_0008 Bernie Ecclestone has tipped the criminal bribery trial, set to begin in Munich in late April, to end before it even begins. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Ecclestone could pay to avoid German jail

“During trials settlements are always possible but not before.”

2013-06-06_0008 Bernie Ecclestone could end his legal troubles and avoid up to ten years in a German jail by paying a huge settlement. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Todt believes friend Schumacher will recover

Jean Todt says he is confident Michael Schumacher will recover from his skiing injuries.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images The FIA president, who became famously close to the seven time world champion during their days together at Ferrari, is one of only a handful of people who have visited Schumacher in hospital since he fell into coma three weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Ecclestone steps down from F1 board

Ecclestone “will step down as a director with immediate effect”

Bernie Ecclestone’s demise may now have begun, as the F1 chief executive stepped down from the sport’s board. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Ecclestone fighting on as legal woes mount

As his legal troubles continue to mount, Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to keep fighting.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 F1′s embattled chief executive is already tackling the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal against German prosecutors and the media group Constantin. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

German bank to sue embattled Ecclestone for $400m

BayernLB will seek a staggering $400 million in damages

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Another front has opened up amid Bernie Ecclestone’s legal woes, as it emerges the state Munich bank BayernLB plans to sue the embattled F1 chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Ecclestone paid ‘bribes’ to F1 team bosses

“They were paid to ensure that their teams did sign.  Isn’t that right?”

2012-06-07_0277Bernie Ecclestone’s long reign at the top of formula one could end over an alleged multi-million ‘bribe’ paid to jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

No German trial for Ecclestone in 2013 – court

Prosecutors waiting for additional responses from Ecclestone’s lawyers

2012-11-15_0006Bernie Ecclestone will not be in a German court on his bribery charges this year, the Munich court announced on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Ecclestone receives bribery indictment

Ecclestone’s German lawyer, and F1 owner CVC, did not comment.

Bernie Ecclestone has been formally charged by German prosecutors for bribery, it emerged on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Gold and silver for Monsters drivers at X Games Munich

Liam Doran & Ken Block on top in race two of the Global Rallycross calendar

2013-06-30 - X Games Munich Liam Doran & Ken Block  (8)In a rain soaked re-run of the ill-fated Barcelona event at X Games Munich, 26-year-old British driver and Monster Energy Athlete Liam Doran took gold ahead of his team mate Ken Block who took silver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Mercedes could quit over Ecclestone corruption

Mercedes parent Daimler inserted an exit clause relating to corruption

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Dr Dieter Zetsche 04Mercedes is not ruling out quitting formula one over the Bernie Ecclestone corruption scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

BMW rejects Ecclestone’s F1 comeback claim

“We are focused on what our customers really recognise as BMW”

Piero FacchinBMW has hit back at Bernie Ecclestone’s claim the German carmaker might be looking to return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

No news on Ecclestone charges until June

It is believed F1′s 82-year-old chief executive has been charged

It will be at least June before anything more is known about Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery charges. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Ecclestone not quitting after German bribery charge

“All I know is, I am innocent.”

Bernie Ecclestone has played down the notion he might quietly retire off the back of his German bribery charges. Read the rest of this entry »

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